#NSDatSC | Challenge 01 - Color Challenge

Happy NSD everyone! Are you ready to start crafting? We're kicking things off with a color combo challenge! We've put together a mood board filled with aqua, navy, pink and just a touch of gold. You should be able to find these colors in our three most recent kits - Camelot, Bluegrass Farm, and Office Hours - but please feel free to use any product you like for this challenge!

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Lilin Fang : absolutely love this mood board and am happy to be working on this color challenge! The image of the paints on the board inspired me to add mixed media into this page, so base on the colors on the board, I picked out the gelatos to create a background with the sweet nothings stencil by Teresa Collins. I colored the hearts with gelatos then I added water to blend them. There is no mint green in the set, so I blend the color using green, yellow and white gelatos. Love how easy is it to blend you own colors and how it turned out! Then I cut out 3 frames from the Dear Lizzy Fascinating Friends paper and colored them with gelatos to match the background. I attached the frames to a twine using wooden clothespin, flag pin and a green maggie holmes resin flower pin. Next, I embellish the page with stickers, sequins, vellum shapes, a rose die cut, and rub ons. I love the scripted writing on the mood board so I wanted to add my title in a similar way. I dipped my brush into mr huey’s navy blue mist and wrote my title – I heart you. To balance the page, I added more ink splatters at the top left hand corner with Mr Huey’s gold and seafoam mist. I’m happy how this mood board has inspired me to create this layout. I would love for you to join me in this color challenge and create a project with this pretty mood board too! Have lots of fun!

Supplies : Studio Calico Double Scoop Scrapbook Kit – Dear Lizzy Fascinating Friends Patterned Paper; Studio Calico Coffee Break Add On Kit – Dear Lizzy Accent and Phrase Sticker; Studio Calico Camelot Scrapbook Kit – Dear Lizzy Gold Rub Ons; Studio Calico Gum Drop Add On Kit – Maggie Holmes Resin Flower Clips, Studio Calico To Do Add On Kit – Styleboard Vellum Shapes; Studio Calico Excalibur – Sequins, Color Theory Pink Buttons; Mr Huey’s Mist – Navy Blue, Gold, Seafoam; Embellishment – Essentials Flag Clips Red & Pink, Essentials Wooden Clothespin Black & Grey; Others – White Cardstock, Twine, Sweet Nothings Stencil by Teresa Collins, Set of 34 Gelatos, Bamboo Paint Brush Size 2, Martha Stewart Glue Pen, Foam Tab Square, Tiny Attacher


Maggie Massey : I may have squealed a little when I saw the mood board for this challenge! Pinks, blues & gold? So awesome! I chose the photo I wanted to scrap and then rifled through my kits and pulled out everything I thought might work. I was really drawn to the geometric & watercolor images from the board, so I incorporated those with modeling paste, a chevron mask & my new Mr. Huey's watercolor palette. I also cutmy photo into two parts...the two pieces (title & photo) were just not doin' it for me...so I made them three parts. The randomness and texture of the paste and paints kind of set the mood for my page & I just sort of went with it...placing embellishments wherever they seemed to fit...and keeping my photos and title really simple.

Supplies: Studio Calico Bluegrass Farm SB Kit, Studio Calico Office Hours SB Kit– patterned paper, Studio Calico Gumdrop SB Add-On – gold foil leaves; Studio Calico Sugar Rush SB Kit – vellum heart; Studio Calico Sugar Rush PL Kit – chipboard stickers; Studio Calico Fremont Glades SB Add-On – gold alpha; Studio Calico Union Meadows PL Add-On – faceted rub-on alpha; Studio Calico Guinevere SB Add-On – navy alpha; Color Theory Blush Crush ink – Studio Calico; other; white cardstock, modeling paste, Mr. Huey's Watercolor Set, Studio Calico Chevron Mask


Leena Loh : This color palette is my absolute favorite and when I saw this color combination, I pulled out my supplies from my PL kits, PL add-ons together with some items from the shop and immediately worked on my spread. I've even painted one of my 4x6 cards using Mister Huey's Watercolor with the blue, pink and black colors and I love how it turned out! These colors are a mix of feminine and masculine tone, so it fits my photo theme for this week perfectly!

Supplies : Camelot Project Life Kit - PL Cards; Camelot PL Add-on Lancelot - Stamp, Embossed Tiny Text; Bluegrass Farm - 4x6 Paper Pad; Printshop - Wood Veneer Star, Vellum Die Cuts, Transparent Word; Essentials - Blue & Aqua Enamel Dots; Color Theory - Red Enamel Dots; Camelot Printable - In A Creative Bubble, Hello Forever ; Others - 4x6 Grid Cards, Mister Huey's Watercolor Set


Jenn Picard : When I first saw the mood board I instantly fell in love with the gorgeous colour scheme and over all feel. Who could go wrong with pinks, navy, pool blue and touches of gold?! I immediately knew I would need to use my gold foil paper and even cut into the gorgeous gold foil star paper card that I had been hoarding. And mist plus dies cuts were also a definite must to create this fun and colourful “happy” little card.

Supplies : Paper - Watercolor paper, star paper from subscriber special paper pad; Mists - Mister Hueys (Mary Mary, Gold and Sky); Watercolors- Transparent Watercolor Papers; Studio Calico Craft Die - Happy by Paper Sushi, Wonky Diamond Background; Stitched Journaling Card by Lawn Fawn, ; Enamel Dots - Studio Calico Color Theory (Blue and Pink); Button - Studio Calico Color Theory (Pink Mix); Other: Watercolor brush


We can't wait to see your take on this challenge! To be entered to win a prize from the Calico Closet, please post your project in the Studio Calico gallery by May 11th and add the tag #NSD1 in the description. Challenges may be combined - just add both tags in your description. Winners will be posted on May 12th.

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96 comments

  1. karenhach karenhach says…
    05/03/2014

    So much fun! Getting my gold on, right now!!

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  2. toribissell toribissell says…
    05/03/2014

    Oh I love this mood board....getting to work!

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  3. 05/03/2014

    Yeah, off I go...

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  4. supertoni supertoni says…
    05/03/2014

    Every single project is fabulous, and I just love the mood board. I can't wait to make something.

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  5. alikisangel (Pink Rewards Subscriber) alikisangel says…
    05/03/2014

    love it! let's go!

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  6. Karilynn Karilynn says…
    05/03/2014

    What a great colour combination, love it!

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  7. rossana rossana says…
    05/03/2014

    beautiful palette!!

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  8. pelosona pelosona says…
    05/03/2014

    Yeah! Love these colors! It's time to have funny

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  9. iscrapmyworld iscrapmyworld says…
    05/03/2014

    LOVE these colors. The projects are fabulous!

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  10. Travelsoul Travelsoul says…
    05/03/2014

    love them all but I really love Jen's card. Its just beautiful.

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  11. SamsSissy SamsSissy says…
    05/03/2014

    Fantastic color pallette! Thinking of putting a page together now!

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  12. JoyceC JoyceC says…
    05/03/2014

    Beautiful!

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  13. mabelm mabelm says…
    05/03/2014

    Lose that combo! Off to work!

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  14. SonneJo (Gold Rewards Subscriber) SonneJo says…
    05/03/2014

    Nice color combo, it's out of my comfort zone, but I love it! Just sorted my papers and embellis, now I need to find the perfect photo for it!
    Thanks for the challenge!

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  15. pelosona pelosona says…
    05/03/2014

    Probably it's a stupid question, but can we make what we want? E.g. layout, or card, or mini album, or PL?

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  16. shoosh shoosh says…
    05/03/2014
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  17. gluestickgirl (Studio Calico Creative Team Member) gluestickgirl says…
    05/03/2014

    @pelosona - yep, any sort of project!

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  18. toribissell toribissell says…
    05/03/2014

    Done! Love this challenge...just happen to be wearing those colours today too!

    http://cdn.studiocalico.com/gallery_pictures/images/000/248/288/original/photo.JPG

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  19. Caro_frenchy Caro_frenchy says…
    05/03/2014

    Love the colours and the inspirations!! I've just finished my LO!!

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  20. stefhany stefhany says…
    05/03/2014
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  21. AnkeKramer AnkeKramer says…
    05/03/2014

    Looove the colors.

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  22. 05/03/2014

    here is my take on the color challenge :)
    http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/122103-not-always-happy

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  23. ISing ISing says…
    05/03/2014

    Gorgeous! I need to go see what I have. I think I have already used every last tiny scrap of navy I have. I love navy!

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  24. laurelwilliams laurelwilliams says…
    05/03/2014

    Here's my take on the color challenge. I decided not to do a layout, but a framed piece of inspirational art, inspired by this cut file: http://www.kerribradford.com/2014/05/03/happy-national-scrapbook-day-2/

    http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/122127-no-time-to-be-bored

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  25. iscrapmyworld iscrapmyworld says…
    05/03/2014

    Here's my take on the color challenge, too - LOVE LOVE LOVE this combo!
    http://cdn.studiocalico.com/gallery_pictures/images/000/248/362/original/nsd14-sccolorchallenge.jpg
    I forgot the little paper pad from last month had gold foiled cards -- made this layout come together in a SNAP! Thanks for the inspiration!

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